Thursday, April 29, 2010

Saguaro Blossoms

From the Reverse: "State Flower of Arizona. To be seen in April, May, and June, followed by fruit which bursts open showing bright red meaty insides, often mistaken for flowers by visitors passing through this region."

It's that time of year when the saguaros bloom. The flowers appear in a bunch at the very top of the arms. It's really cool to see. Sometimes quail, doves, or other birds sit up in the flowers. Though this postcard doesn't seem to show this, they really bloom mostly at night. Bats are major pollinator of saguaro cactus. I hope I'll get a chance to head out into the desert and photograph bats and blossoms soon. We're also planning on getting a blacklight to find scorpions. Bats, flowers, and scorpions sounds like a really fun night...


Eve said...

I can't help but think about who wrote that postcard's caption. It's so vaginal...so distractingly, erotically vaginal.

It's gotta be Adrienne Rich.

Eric said...

Haha! I'm glad to see that the feeling of uneasiness I felt when transcribing the caption wasn't just me being pervy.

It might be Adrienne Rich, or it could be a 15 year old boy.